Plug In to Data Science Schedule

Check back soon for more information. Please note that the Plug In to Data Science virtual event will utilize two Zoom virtual rooms. You will have access to both virtual rooms and you are free to switch between the sessions at any time. All registrants will also receive all recordings post-event. All times are listed in the Central Time Zone. 

Thursday, November 7

Virtual Room 1
Virtual Room 2
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.    

Welcome and Kick Off Session

Welcome and Kick Off Session
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

20 Data Science Ideas that will Help you Increase your Fundraising Capabilities

Presented by: Michael London, Cleveland Clinic

Introducing Constituent Intelligence, a New Team Transforming Data into Action

Presented by: Jena Zangs and Patrick Sanchez, University of St. Thomas

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Crafting a Data Story: U.S. Government Shutdown Impact

Presented by: Brian Xu, LinkedIn

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.          

Benchmarking in Higher Education Fundraising

Presented by: Zachary Robson, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

The Predictive Modeling Process – Insights and Improvements

Presented by: Meredith Shapiro, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Getting Data In and Out of R Quickly and Easily

Presented by: Jacob Tolbert, Milikin University 

Once More, With Feeling: Tips and Tools for Reproducible Reporting

Presented by: James Rogol, University of Virginia                                                 

Friday, November 8

Virtual Room 1
Virtual Room 2
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    

Data Inspired Strategy

Presented by: Jessica Schrider LaBorde, University of California Davis

Demystifying Machine Learning  

Presented by: Nicholas Teff, University of Iowa Center for Advancement            

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Behavioral Basics: Using Data Science to Predict Engagement and Philanthropy

Presented by: Louis Diez, Muhlenberg College; Jay Dillon, Alumni Identity Fundraising Consultants; Alexandar Oftelie, Bentz Whaley Flessner; Rachelle Martino, BehavioralSight

Honing Your Craft: Data Science

Presented by: Barron Cato, University of Washington Advancement; Michael Reed, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation; James Cheng, Dana-Farber Cancer Insitute, The Jimmy Fund's Division of Philanthropy; Jing Zhou, University of Southern California

All times are listed in the Central Time Zone. Be sure to note your time zone difference when planning your schedule.